Earn 176m monthly as Compliance Officer at United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX 176,233,000 /=
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as the Country Office focal point for risk management and compliance initiatives (such as the risk register and the internal control self-assessment check-list), to coordinate their implementation in the country office and support the senior management in the preparation of feedback to AFRO/HQs concerning such initiatives, as well represent the country office in the WHO compliance network;
- Using Compliance monitoring tools identify internal constraints which undermine compliance within WCO’s programmes and operations, and propose corrective measures, review the current approaches available on assessing, measuring, and mitigating risks.
- Work closely with operations manager to review internal and external audit reports in order to; understand risk and compliance findings by Auditors, identify systemic issues, compliance related findings and recommendations; follow up and track progress the implementation of audit recommendations; generate lessons learned from audit reports and bring these into the overall compliance and risk management.
- Recommend appropriate tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organizational risk areas; facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks.
- Using the tools introduced by HQ/CRE propose risk mitigation and compliance measures in key organizational areas, including inter alia procurement, human resources, finance and security in collaboration with the primary focal points of these respective units.
- Regularly monitor and report to AFRO on the status of the risk register and be alert to emerging internal risks, as well as the effectiveness of the instituted risk measures; coordinate with the budget center to ensure timely submission of Risk Register and Internal Control checklists.
- Support the development of internal capacity building for risk management at the country office; and participate in the development of training tools in risk management and compliance applicable to the different audiences in the country office in order to foster a culture of risk management and compliance as well as raise staff awareness on the fundamental principles of WHO/AFRO’s administrative framework and internal control mechanisms.
- Perform any other activities as assigned by the Head of Country Office and Senior Management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Compliance Officer job should hold a University degree in business administration, public administration, international business, finance, law, economics or related field.
- Desirable: Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, international business, finance, law, economics or related field
- A minimum of five years of combined relevant experience at the national level in complex organizations, in areas under general management and administration, internal control frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems.
- Previous experience in a compliance/audit function is an asset.
- Extensive knowledge of WHO administrative rules, procedures and systems and understanding of the complex interrelationship of factors, rules and systems which lead to non-compliance.
- Demonstrated solid analytical skills
- Ability to interpret policy and apply correctly.
- High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment with respect to sensitive information.
- Good communication and presentation skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Deadline: 5th August 2020